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Operator Training Courses
The Office of Water Programs (OWP) is a nonprofit organization operating under University Enterprises, Inc. California State University, Sacramento, to provide distance learning training programs for individuals interested in the operation and maintenance of drinking water and wastewater facilities. Our training programs are developed and updated in collaboration with experienced industry professionals who have extensive knowledge of how to successfully operate and maintain all types of facilities. The university, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, administers and monitors these training programs, under the direction of Dr. Ramzi J. Mahmood .
Correspondence Courses and Manuals
If you are purchasing an enrollment, you must use the most recent edition of the manual, CD, or video that accompanies that course. Courses that have been successfully completed may only be repeated when a revised edition becomes available. See Current Editions. Be sure to also check the course completion time limits. Manuals, CDs, and videos may also be purchased without enrollments.
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The Office of Water Programs offers online courses designed for operators wishing to satisfy continuing education requirements to renew their licenses. Students finishing each course will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours. Be sure to also check the course completion time limits .
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Drinking Water Online Courses
Wastewater and Stormwater Online Courses
Specialist Certificate Programs
Two separate Treatment Plant Operation Specialist Certificates
offer operators an opportunity to earn a Certificate of Academic Achievement and academic credit by completing a series of three courses. Specialist Certificates are offered in two different concentrations:
Water Treatment Specialist Certificate Program
Wastewater Treatment Specialist Certificate Program
Ontario College Diploma
This program prepares you to become a licensed paralegal in accordance with the requirements of the Law Society Act. As a licensed paralegal, you may act in a self–employed capacity and offer specified legal services directly to the public for a fee without the supervision of a lawyer, or you may be a salaried employee in various legal environments. This program provides training in those areas in which a licensed paralegal may legally practice.
In this program, you will acquire an understanding of general principles of law and receive theoretical and practical training in specific legal subjects, legal ethics and small business practice. You will use your well-developed literacy skills in every course as you interpret detailed instructions, apply legislation to fact situations and prepare a variety of legal documents and letters. Your fluency in English is critical for your success and there is a high focus on effective communication skills, both verbal and written, from the beginning of your program to graduation.
On successful completion of all the elements of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including full attendance, you’ll receive an Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate from the School of Legal and Public Administration.
Having met all the necessary academic requirements, you will have the opportunity to participate in a four week unpaid field placement at the end of final examinations in fourth semester. With the support and assistance of the school’s faculty and staff, you will play an active role in securing your placement. Those wishing to be placed in a court or other government setting will have to provide a police clearance certificate.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading ).
- Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
- Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
- Grade 12 The Writer’s Craft
- Grade 11 Canadian History and Politics Since 1945
- High degree of computer literacy and keyboarding skills at 35 w.p.m.
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Your new career begins with our four-semester Paralegal diploma program which has been accredited by The Law Society of Upper Canada. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to pursue your paralegal licence and explore career opportunities in paralegal firms, private and public sector law departments, law offices, legal clinics or as a private practitioner.
This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada. To obtain a paralegal licence, an individual will need to graduate from an accredited program, pass a licensing examination and be of good character. Please refer to the Law Society website at lsuc.on.ca for information regarding the requirements for paralegal licensing. Paralegal application and licensing fees are not included in any fee schedule quoted by Seneca College.
Effective May 1, 2007, paralegals are required to be licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.
Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online .
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